Brazil’s Crack Epidemic

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Deja Vu?

Although Brazil’s approach to cleaning up its crack epidemic may not look exactly like the U.S. war on drugs, the demographics of those affected by the drug’s scourge are fairly similar.

"What we are really witnessing is a genocide of poor, mostly black, youths," Frei David Santos, a Franciscan friar who heads the Educafro lobby group that upholds the rights of blacks and indigenous people, told AFP about the police action.

(Photo: AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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